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Environmental changes impacting Echinococcus transmission: Research to support predictive surveillance and control

Atkinson, Jo-An; Gray, Darren; Clements, Archie; Barnes, Tamsin S; McManus, Donald P; Yang, Yu Rong

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Echinococcosis, resulting from infection with tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, has a global distribution with 2-3 million people affected and 200,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Costs of treatment for humans and economic losses to the livestock industry have been estimated to exceed $2 billion. These figures are likely to be an underestimation given the challenges with its early detection and the lack of mandatory official reporting policies in most countries. Despite...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74551
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12088

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